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Grayscale and Color Picture Effects in PowerPoint 2010

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Sample Slide with Background Removed
Color picture with background removed in PowerPoint

Color picture with background removed in PowerPoint

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Sample Slide with Background Removed from Color Picture

Once the background has been removed, (the magenta section of the picture), you may notice that some aspects of the picture were not removed as you had hoped, or too many parts were removed. This is easily corrected.

  • The Background Removal toolbar appears above the slide. The buttons do the following tasks.

    • Mark Areas to Keep - Click this button and then click on areas of the background that you wish to keep as part of the focal point of the picture.
    • Mark Areas to Remove - Click this button and then click on areas of the background that you wish to remove as they are not part of the focal point of the picture.
    • Delete Mark - Click this button and then click on an area of the background that you have marked by mistake.
    • Discard All Changes - Click this button if you are unhappy with the result so far.
    • Keep Changes - Click this button when you are happy with the result.

Next - Convert Picture to Grayscale

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